[Imap-protocol] IMAP servers with no INBOX -- any indicators?
janssen at parc.com
Sun Jan 27 13:00:18 PST 2008
> The specification merely says that if a mailbox looks like INBOX,
> then it is. (ie, if its path is case-insensitively equal to "INBOX",
> then it must behave like INBOX). I don't think there's anything
> stating that it must exist, nor any real implication, is there?
I think there's a pretty clear implication that it may not exist.
It's the text in 6.3.8, the LIST command,
``The special name INBOX is included in the output from LIST, if
INBOX is supported by this server for this user and if the
uppercase string "INBOX" matches the interpreted reference and
mailbox name arguments with wildcards as described above. The
criteria for omitting INBOX is whether SELECT INBOX will return
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